Classical cytogenetics: karyotyping techniques.

  title={Classical cytogenetics: karyotyping techniques.},
  author={Steven E. Bates},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
Classical cytogenetics by karyotyping has been utilized in clinical research laboratories for more than 50 years and remains the key method used in the stem cell laboratory to assess the genetic stability of stem cell cultures. It is currently the most readily accessible method for detecting chromosomal abnormalities in pluripotent stem cell cultures. This chapter will describe (1) how to prepare a culture to maximize the number of metaphase cells, (2) how to prepare slides containing… CONTINUE READING

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